The hotel was well-situated and within walking distance to the major sites we wanted to see, as well as the tram if you preferred. The lobby was lovely and the rooms were clean and of a good size. As another reviewer stated, this a fine 3 star hotel and its’ location serves it well as a “home base” while out sight-seeing. My biggest issue with this hotel was the recommendation of a Turkish bath provided to us by the staff. I’m not sure why it was recommended (perhaps a commission for the staff?) but the Turkish bath (Tarihi Vezneciler Hamamı) they sent us to was dirty and disgusting. This was our first visit to a hammam and would have been my last, had my friend not persuaded me to try another one. Fortunately, all of our other bath experiences, chosen ahead of time based on places I read reviews on, were lovely. Anyway, I recommend this hotel if you’re looking for a well located room in the Sultanahmet area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . ... more less
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